At Camp Fish Tales “Fish Races”, the Camp presented the Ben Wackerle “Keep the Fire Burning Award” to Bubba Philipp, a long time supporter, fundraiser, and former board member of Camp Fish Tales.
Ben was one of the “Super Friends” that was the reason behind the start of Camp Fish Tales. Unfortunately, the orld lost Ben in Sep-tember 2016 at age 44. One of the Traditions at camp is to take the ashes from the camp fire of the last camp and restart the first with that ashes at the first camp of the next season. Hence, “Keep the Fire Burning”.
Bubba organizes charity poker rides for camp scholarships and brings motorcycle riders every Thursday night to camp to sit on their bikes–a true highlight of many of the campers among many activities that have earned him the first annual re-cipient of the Ben Wackerle “Keep the Fire Burning” award.